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Question #72650 posted on 05/24/2013 5:40 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Would David Karp be nearly as successful today if he had the exact same technical knowledge, but grew up in smalltown middle-of-nowhere, USA with no connections (certainly, not a mother who was teacher to the children and personal friend of the wife of the CEO of the company he got an internship at at the age of 14)?



Dear Henry,

Almost certainly not, though an outcome like selling a company for more than a billion bucks is going to be extraordinarily unlikely with any set of inputs, even David Karp's, so even taking a stab at a differential is kind of an exercise in futility.

Not sure if there's anything else to say here.

No Dice